The Aaron´s furniture rental chain, which says it has more than 1,500 stores in the U.S. and Canada, is the subject of a lawsuit saying that a "device and/or software" inside its rental computers spies on customers.
A Wyoming couple says the computer they rented tracked their keystrokes and took screenshots and webcam images of them using the computer. Brian Byrd said a manager showed him a webcam photo of him using the computer when he tried to repossess it.
The manager had mistakenly thought that Byrd hadn´t finished paying for the computer. Byrd said the manager told him he wasn´t supposed to reveal that he had the photo. "It feels like we were pretty much invaded," Byrd said.